Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Signs of the times: American injustice

A teen in Texas faces the possibility of life in prison for selling some hash brownies.

No one responsible for the 2008 economic blowout that resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and homes has served a day in jail.

A judge in Olympia, Washington decided that a wealthy businessman who had been arrested for his 7th DUI shouldn’t spend any time in jail because, “It wouldn’t be fair for him.”

Dick Cheney thinks Hillary Clinton should pay for the four Americans who died in Benghazi, but claims that the deaths of nearly 4,500 U.S. soldiers and hundreds of thousands of civilians in our illegal invasion of Iraq were justified.

The bank Credit Suisse was found guilty in a U.S. court of aiding in tax evasion, a felony. Their punishment is a fine and temporary oversight. No one at the company will go to jail.

U.S. drones continue killing innocent civilians in the Middle East without legal repercussions.

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with most of the prison population made up of non-violent offenders.

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